David Downing (actor)
David Downing was an American stage, film, and television actor. He was one of the original members of the Negro Ensemble Company in New York City.
Downing, a native of Harlem, New York City, attended the High School of Performing Arts. As a child actor, he made his professional debut on Broadway in The Green Pastures. He served a tour of duty with the U.S. Armed Forces in Okinawa.
As part of the Negro Ensemble Company in the 1960s and 70s, Downing appeared in productions including the Obie Award-winning musical The Great MacDaddy, and the successful play Ceremonies in Dark Old Men. Downing later appeared in the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Miss Evers' Boys.
|1971||Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me||Heff|
|1972||Up the Sandbox||John|
|1973||Gordon's War||Otis Russell|
|1978||Coming Attractions||'Dark Town' Singer|
|1989||Listen to Me||Officer of the Court|
|2006||Circus Camp||Jamaica Joe|
|2005||The Bernie Mac Show||Father||Episode: Prison Break|
|1998||JAG||Chaplain||Episode: With Intent to Die|
|1992-1993||Roc||Dr. Brown / Uncle Warren||Two episodes|
|1991||Cast a Deadly Spell||Thadius Pilgrim||TV movie|
|1990-1991||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Reverend White / Presenter||Two episodes|
|1989||227||Father Gabbay / Walter||Two episodes|
|1988||Meet the Raisins!||Red||Voice, TV special|
|1987||Designing Women||Sam||Episode: Anthony Jr.|
|1983||Hill Street Blues||Chester David||Episode: Moon Over Uranus: The Sequel|
|1982||Father Murphy||Marcus Washington||Episode: The Dream Day|
|1979-1982||The Jeffersons||Edgar Thornton / Albert Fox||Three episodes|
|1979||Backstairs at the White House||Butler Dixon||TV miniseries|
|1978||Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women||Bert Williams||TV Movie|
|1977||Little House on the Prairie||Jackson Henry||Episode: The Wisdom of Solomon|
|1977||What's Happening!!||Mr. Barnes||Episode: The Firing Squad|
|1976||All in the Family||John Kasten||Episode: Mike's Move|
|1976||Baretta||Sully||Episode: Count the Days I'm Gone|
|1975||That's My Mama||Quincy||Episode: Queen of the Ribs|
|1975||Movin' On||Lee Andrews||Episode: ...To Be in Carolina|
- Ron Howell (March 1987). "The Negro Ensemble Company: 20 Years of Theatrical Excellence". Ebony. p. 96. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Peter Bailey (June 1973). "Black Theater Group Goes On Broadway". Ebony. p. 85. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- "Negro Ensemble Company records". New York Public Library - Archives & Manuscripts. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- "Theatre playbill for Song of the Lusitanian Bogey and Daddy Goodness". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Thomas S. Hischak (February 18, 2011). Off-Broadway Musicals since 1919. Scarecrow Press. p. 150. ISBN 9780810877726. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- "Obie Awards - 1975". Obie Awards. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Anthony D. Hill; Douglas Q. Barnett (December 4, 2008). Historical Dictionary of African American Theater. Scarecrow Press. p. 167. ISBN 9780810862760. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- John Simon (March 3, 1969). "A Phoenix Too Infrequent". New York Magazine. p. 50. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Lonne Elder (1969). Ceremonies in Dark Old Men: A Play in Two Acts. Samuel French, Inc. ISBN 9780573606885. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Otis L. Guernsey; Jeffrey Sweet (April 1, 2000). The Best Plays of 1989-1990: The Complete Broadway and Off-Broadway Sourcebook. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 504. ISBN 9781557830906. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- David Richards (November 28, 1989). "Theater". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- "Finalist: Miss Evers' Boys, by David Feldshuh". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- "New York Beat". Jet. August 16, 1973. p. 62. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Jon Abbott (July 1, 2009). Stephen J. Cannell Television Productions: A History of All Series and Pilots. McFarland. p. 77. ISBN 9780786454013. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Kathleen Fearn-Banks; Anne Burford-Johnson (October 3, 2014). Historical Dictionary of African American Television. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 47. ISBN 9780810879171. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Vincent Terrace (1985). Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials, Volume 2. VNR AG. p. 29. ISBN 9780918432612. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- "Seven Porters from Stockbridge". Los Angeles Post-Examiner. October 24, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
- Horsford, Victoria. (November 11, 2017). "What’s Going On: AS THE WORLD TURNS", Our Time Press. Retrieved December 12, 2017.